What Does the Add-on Do?
By default, the core WordPress category and tag taxonomies are tied directly to the
manage_categories (for managing, editing, and deleting) and
edit_posts (for assigning to posts) capabilities. This is not ideal if you need more precise control over which roles can manage, edit, delete and/or assign terms.
This plugin creates unique capabilities for both categories and tags, providing that precise control that you might need.
The following capabilities are created for categories:
- Manage Categories (
manage_categories) – Allows access to the Posts > Categories admin screen.
- Edit Categories (
edit_categories) – Allows users to edit categories.
- Delete Categories (
delete_categories) – Allows users to delete categories.
- Assign Categories (
assign_categories) – Allows users to assign categories to posts.
The following capabilities are created for tags:
- Manage Tags (
manage_post_tags) – Allows access to the Posts > Tags admin screen.
- Edit Tags (
edit_post_tags) – Allows users to edit tags.
- Delete Tags (
delete_post_tags) – Allows users to delete tags.
- Assign Tags (
assign_post_tags) – Allows users to assign categories to tags.
Other Use Cases
Aside from control over the above-listed capabilities, this add-on makes it easy to make sure users cannot create posts with categories/tags that you don’t want.
To accomplish this task, make sure the user doesn’t have a role with the
assign_* capability. Then, as a site administrator, you can manually assign the categories/tags that you want. The user without the appropriate
assign_* capability won’t be able to assign or edit the categories/tags added to the post.
To use the plugin, make sure you have the Members plugin installed and activated first. Once you activate the “Members – Category and Tag Caps” add-on, it will automatically add all of the custom capabilities to the Administrator role.
From that point, you can uses Members’ built-in role manager (Users > Roles) to add capabilities via the “Taxonomies” tab to any role that you want.
Got questions? If your question is not answered below, feel free to shoot me an email via the contact page.
What’s included with Purchase?
The Members Pro package includes access to all premium Members add-on plugins and support for 1 year. If you go with the All-Access Package option, you’ll also get access to the Exhale theme and all its skins.
How many sites per license?
Members and its add-ons are licensed under the GNU GPL, version 2+. This means you can use them and get support on as many sites as you want. I do encourage developers working with clients to purchase a membership for the client.
What’s Your Support Policy?
Officially, my available hours are Mon-Fri from 8-4 p.m. (Central time zone). However, I’m often available outside of that schedule, including weekends. I personally review and/or answer all support questions within 24 hours. Support includes live chat via our Slack group, so you’ll often have help within minutes during official hours.
Does Your Plugin Support Gutenberg?
Yes. Members and all its add-ons work fine with the WordPress block editor (Gutenberg) as well as the classic editor.
I’m also working on a new add-on plugin specifically for block-specific permissions.